Downtown Swing Dance – June 6: Cancelled

Downtown Swing Dance

Date Saturday, June 6
Intro Lesson 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Dance 8:00 – 10:30 p.m.
Venue Odd Fellows Hall
Cover $7-10

At this time, we are cancelling all of our events through the end of the spring.

Schedule

7 – 8 p.m. Beginner swing lesson

8 – 10:30 p.m. Dancing to DJed swing music

Notes

    • All ages and open to the public. Individuals and partners welcome.
    • Volunteer opportunities available.
    • Decor: Fans

Photo credit: Philip Manijak

Corvallis Swing Weekend – Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, 2020

This is an archive of a past event from 2020. Thank you so much for making it a success!

In celebration of our tenth anniversary, we’re hosting three days of jazz music and dancing in the heart of the Willamette Valley.

Expect a heck of a party, with live bands, special guest DJs, drop-in lessons, evening and late night dances, snacks, and community activities.

Reservations

Tickets for individual dances will be sold at the door. Friday and Saturday evening dances are $20, late nights are $15, Saturday and Sunday afternoons are free, and Sunday evening is $10.

Weekend passes are $60 in advance and $70 at the door. The weekend pass includes admission to all dances, lessons, and late night snacks.

Advanced registration is available at our special Weekend reservation site until 5 p.m. Friday, January 31.

Schedule

Detailed Weekend Schedule

Friday, January 31

7:30 p.m. Doors open and registration check-in begins

8:00 – 8:30 p.m. Beginner Charleston lesson taught by Lindsey Almarode and Bailey Keefe

8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Evening Dance with live music from the Cherry Blossom Hot 5

12:30 – 3:00 a.m. Late Night Dance with live music from the Stealin’ Apples Jazz Band, featuring Jen Hodge

Saturday, February 1

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Band Jam at Imagine Coffee

6:30 p.m. Doors open and registration check-in begins

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Beginner 6-count Lindy hop lesson taught by Nika Jin and Nick Davis

8:00 – 11:00 p.m. Evening Dance with live music from the Stealin’ Apples Jazz Band, featuring Jen Hodge

12:00 – 3:00 a.m. Late Night Dance with live music from Breakers Yard and DJ Nick Davis

Sunday, February 2

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Afternoon Dance at Old World Deli with DJs

8:00 – 11:00 p.m. Evening Dance with past and present Corvallis Swing DJs

Venues

Our Friday and Saturday dances will be at our favorite venue in town, Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St.

The Saturday Band Jam will be at Imagine Coffee, 5460 Philomath Blvd.

Our Sunday afternoon dance will be at Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St.

Our Sunday evening dance will be at the OSU Women’s Building, 160 SW 26th St.

Notes

    • We try to keep our events as affordable as possible, so if cost is an issue, don’t hesitate to contact us about scholarship opportunities.

Beginning Drop-in Lessons

Beginning Drop-in Swing Lessons

Come learn the basics of swing dancing in our drop-in classes before each dance. Lesson topics vary from dance to dance, but will always cover basic footwork and a couple of different moves.

Each lesson is an hour long and is designed to get you moving and on the dance floor.

Bring a partner or come by yourself; we rotate partners frequently during the lesson. You’re free to choose whether to lead or follow, regardless of gender.

Come join our community.

Lessons at OSU

    • Venue: OSU Women’s Building, Room 116
    • Upcoming Dates: February 21
    • Time: 8 – 9 p.m.
    • Cost: $5 per class (includes dance admission)

Lessons Downtown

    • Venue: Odd Fellows Hall
    • Upcoming Dates: March 7, April 25, May 9, June 6
    • Time: 7 – 8 p.m.
    • Cost: $7 – 10 per class (includes dance admission)

Check out our events page for all upcoming dates.

FAQs

What should I wear?

Swing dancing is an athletic activity. Wear clothing and shoes that are comfortable to move in.

What should I bring?

We recommend bringing a water bottle, deodorant, and a heart full of silliness.

Photo credit: Philip Manijak

National Dance Day – July 25, 2015

The following post is an archive of a past event from 2015.

Date Saturday, July 25, 2015
Time 10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Venue Corvallis Riverfront: 1st & Madison
Cover Free

Join us for a day-long celebration of dancing on the Corvallis riverfront. We've invited the greater Corvallis dance community to perform, teach, and share their styles of dance.

National Dance Day is an annual celebration designed to encourage Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health and prevent obesity, and to honor the benefits that dance brings to everybody.

Schedule

10:30 a.m.: Performance by Pu'uwai O Ke Kuawa (Heart of the Valley) Hula

11:00 a.m.: Performance by Pacific Tap Dance Company

11:45 a.m.: Performance and lesson by Mid-Valley Clogging Company

12:00 p.m.: Performance by Albany Oregon Folkdancers

12:30 p.m.: Lesson by Hoolyeh Folkdancers

1:00 p.m.: Cuban salsa lesson by Rumbanana

1:30 p.m.: Midday break

3:30 p.m.: African drumming with Drum-Atics

4:15 p.m.: Demonstration by OSU West Coast Swing Club

4:30 p.m.: Bellydance performance by Tribal Rising Dance

5:30 p.m.: Dancing by OSU Ballroom Dance Club

6:30 p.m.: Swing lesson with Lindsey and Ellen of Corvallis Swing Dance Society

7:00 p.m.: Swing dancing with Corvallis Swing DJs: Phil, Lindsey, and Eileen

9:00 p.m.: Blues dancing with OSU Blues DJ: Mark Mills

Notes

    • Dress: Comfortable
    • Suncreen and water bottles are recommended